Fly High, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy Series #5)

Fly High, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy Series #5)

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by Tedd Arnold
     
 

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The fifth book in an award-winning, easy-to-read series about a boy and his pet fly, each book in the series has a fun foil cover!

Mom and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip. They're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride!

First, Fly Guy gets lost at the picnic site--but he

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The fifth book in an award-winning, easy-to-read series about a boy and his pet fly, each book in the series has a fun foil cover!

Mom and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip. They're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride!

First, Fly Guy gets lost at the picnic site--but he shows up in the garbage can. Then he gets lost at the art museum, but he shows up as part of a modern painting. At the beach, he turns up in a shell, and at he amusement park, on Buzz's hot dog (yuck!).

Zany illustrations and easy-to-read text make this a fun reading adventure for the beginner. The first book in the Fly Guy series is a Theodor Geisel honor book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristy Lyn Sutorius
Five books later and we still can not get enough of Fly Guy! It is time for a road trip and Buzz will not think of leaving Fly Guy at home. Mom and Dad have other plans, however, and Buzz's little pal is left at home, or so they think. When the family stops for a picnic and Fly Guy flies out of the trunk, Buzz can not contain his excitement. His parents warn him to make sure not to lose his pint-sized pal. Each stop on their trip is a scare, when Fly Guy appears to go missing. Mom and Dad ask, "Is Fly Guy lost?" But Buzz can spot Fly Guy in a seashell at the beach, on a famous painting at the art museum and digging through the stinky trashcan at the fun park. When it is the family's turn to get lost on the way home, Fly Guy heads up into the sky, scopes out their house, and guides them home safe and sound. This is one road trip that just would not have been the same without Fly Guy. Simple words and repetitions in the plot make this a perfect choice for kids just starting to move beyond the "See Spot run" kind of sentence structure. Above the categorization or levels of bland beginner readers, Fly Guy actually inspires kids to grab more books off the shelf. For other bug-infested beginner readers, check out Breakout at the Bug Lab by Ruth Horowitz and Inspector Hopper by Doug Cushman. Reviewer: Kristy Lyn Sutorius
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2- In this easy reader, Buzz asks permission to take Fly Guy on their family vacation, and Mom says, "He's too little.... He might get lost." But the illustration shows Dad closing the trunk with the pet inside, so Fly Guy accompanies them to the beach, art museum, and amusement park. Short chapters state the day's itinerary: "They drove to the beach." Activity is depicted in wonderful wordless illustrations, such as Fly Guy riding a wave in a clam shell, kissing a Mona Lisa look-alike at the museum, and helping to lead the way home. Arnold masterfully infuses funny, expressive cartoon illustrations with actions that further the plot, minimizing the burden of decoding for emerging readers and maximizing their ability to engage in a fun and satisfying story.-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI

Kirkus Reviews
When Buzz and his parents take a road trip, pet-of-sorts Fly Guy stows away in the trunk. Rather than getting lost, as Dad fears, the insect displays effortless adaptive skills. He surfs at the beach, smooches a Mona Lisa look-alike at the art museum and rides the roller coaster at the fun park, finding snacks aplenty in trashcans en route. When Dad loses the way home, Fly Guy rises to the rescue, using "his super fly eyes to spy their house." Arnold delivers another engaging romp that combines a spare but never stilted text and child-appealing pictures (wherein even the figures in museum paintings are bug-eyed). From the very shiny cover's dizzying perspective to the heroic conclusion, this fifth outing's a shoo-in for kids who prefer their beginning readers funny and action-packed. (Early reader. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545007221
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Fly Guy Series, #5
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
69,668
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Tedd Arnold is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Fly Guy series and the illustrator of more than 60 books, including DETECTIVE BLUE. He has received Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for HI! FLY GUY and I SPY FLY GUY! Tedd lives with his wife, Carol, in upstate New York.

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Fly High, Fly Guy! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We picked this book up from K's school library. Buzz and his family are going on a trip and Fly Guy is not suppose to come. The family gets to see all sorts of different things, but when they get lost who is there to save the day?  That would be Fly Guy. This is an easy reader for those that are learning to read, not a lot of words per page. The illustrations are perfect and go with the story.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you really want your child's imagination to run wild and crazy, then this book is the one to do it with and have a few laughs right along with Buzz and his family as they get lost on their vacation. With the help of Fly guy.....want to know what happens, buy the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best book evere by Tedd Arnold!